WEB Has anyone been fined or jailed for affiliate marketing?

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  1. MartyFukstein

    MartyFukstein OT Supporter

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    The act itself is certainly legal, but the methods involve:

    1. Violating the terms of service of CL, FB, MS, Backpage, etc.
    2. Cloaking IP addresses
    3. Misleading customer with false information about the service.

    I haven't heard of serious consequences. Seems like only a matter of time 'till the govt. makes an example of a big fish, though.
     
  2. Phasm

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    there's "horror stories" of affiliate marketers getting fined for fake testimonials/reviews but it's usually only ones that push A LOT of product and can afford it :dunno:
     
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  4. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    Facebook sued some Canadian for $873 million a few years ago. They won, but I don't think they'll be getting paid
     
  5. Cojones

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    What did he get sued for?
     
  6. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    Adam Guerbuez

    Facebook won a lawsuit against Canadian Adam Guerbuez, of Montreal, worth $873 million. Guerbuez had spammed the website with various advertisements including penis enhancements and marijuana.
     
  7. Insert Tokens

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  8. Cojones

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    :rofl:


    using real info
     
  9. 07

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    A dude who lives 5 miles away from me was fined over 150 million by myspace for spamming... Read about it in the paper... then found out a friend who owns a construction company was rebuilding a part of the guys house... his exact words were "I spam alot, make alot of money, but get fined alot, but still keep a ton of money" wtf.
     
  10. 07

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    I think most AM lawsuits are actually spam type lawsuits...
     
  11. FullRetard

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    The FTC is pushing for new regulation that will make a lot of the false advertising/testimonials illegal. It'll also add a lot of restrictions on what you can get away with.
     
  12. >DRIVEN<

    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    Does anybody see affiliate marketing going away anytime soon?
     
  13. Die Antwoord

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    No. It's getting bigger every time someone gets laid off from their old job. The economy is bad and jobs are not easily available and people are looking to the internet to pull in some money. Lately I've noticed twice as many people than normal asking how I make money online and how they can do it too.

    But I'm saving my money like it's going away tomorrow. :bowdown:
     
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    i think the goldmine will end... only so long before laws are in place that make it harder and harder.

    affiliate marketing will always exist, but these scammy, cheap, and blackhat methods will die.
     
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    I'm patiently waiting for the knock on the door.

    Hello Mr. XXXX, I'm agent Smith, this is my partner agent Brown. Were from the FBI, we have a few questions for you.
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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  17. hank85

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    1 and 2 are violations of terms of use of service providers. They're not punishable by law. They might take you to court if you massively harm them but more likely than not it's easier to just ban you.

    3 FCC has been starting to spook AMs about this lately. I don't think anything has happened though. Then again, I'm not making 7 figures/year with this stuff.
     
  18. Die Antwoord

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    The people that make the big money at this are making that money for a reason. You have to be sketchy enough to break whatever rules are put into place and be smart enough to find ways around them.

    There's always going to be shady people profiting through shady underground ways.
     
  19. Coaxsist

    Coaxsist Re-create... Innovate

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  20. 07

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    FTC and FCC cannot put a jail sentence on yo ass. just big ass fines.
     

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